Questions about Granada swap on a '68.

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  1. 65ShelbyClone

    65ShelbyClone Founding Member

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    Don't throw anything at me yet! Believe me, I searched and searched and searched. What I found was lots of swap info and articles pertaining to '65-66 Mustangs and little info for '67+, most of it being ambiguous or incomplete. I'm asking because I don't have a place to put a torn-apart car while I gather parts. I need to get just about everything in order before I start.

    I have had most of the parts for this swap for several years now; all I need are the brake line fittings/adapters. I have the Granada caliper hoses and a Maverick master cylinder.

    1.) What size adapters do I need to connect the Granada soft lines to my '68's chassis lines?

    2.) What size adapters do I need for connecting my '68's hard lines to the Maverick master cylinder?
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    Why don't you buy a Granada soft line at a parts house and then buy a 67 Mustang disc brake soft line and have a custom steel braided pair made with the Mustang length, Mustang frame side fiting and Granada caliper side fiting ? You can return the soft lines when yer done since you wont use them.
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    65ShelbyClone Founding Member

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    Because that is a lot more expensive and I already have a new set of Granada soft lines that can't be returned.
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    I don't know about 67-68, but on my 65 I got a pair of hard line extensions from Mustangs Plus to go from the factory lines to the Granada hoses. They were less than 20 bucks.
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    Just get these for the soft lines. Adapter lines 13th from the top $24.

    Not sure about the Master. I got a complete kit with all new, much easier and a lot less headache that way. Don't forget about the residual 10lb valve if you have rear drums.
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    When I did the Granada conversion on my 69 Cougar I needed some adapter bushings to connect the hhard lines to the rubber lines. They were probably a uck apiece. Any good parts store with a Dorman fitting cabinet ought to have these fittings.
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    Which MC are you actually using ?
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    Who?

    "Good" is the first hard part, but I know of a couple old timey places that are worth trying. The other hard part is knowing what sizes to get without tearing my car apart before hand.
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    Just ask the same good shop to bring out the soft line that is already on your car and use that for comparision. All of the shops I frequent are willing to do stuff like that.

    Which MC are you using now and which MC are you swaping to ?
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    All advanced Auto and Autozone stores have "Dorman" drawer cabinets. Advanced also has the parts carded in the "help" section.
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    That's another hurdle I have. None of the stores here in Lancaster/Palmdale stock anything(especially not classic Mustang stuff) and the Autozones definitely do not have selections of brake fittings. I am dead serious. They must be better in other states. Even the local brake supply has to order 80% of the stuff they sell. I'll check the Advance Auto here, but I don't recall seeing that stuff.

    Dual reservoir drum/drum is in the car and I have a new Maverick MC to use with the discs.
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    65ShelbyClone,

    I found the same problem finding parts I needed in the Antelope Valley since I moved there a year or so ago. Got spoiled living "Down Below".

    There are a couple of "old-school" looking parts stores on Palmdale Bl. but I haven't been to them yet, just a couple of chain stores.

    I can't remember the pipe fitting sizes, but the bushings were like 3/8" male, 1/4" or 5/16" female.

    If you need I can check in Pasadena as I work there.
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    I'm finally getting ready to do the swap and figured I would reuse this old thread of mine.

    This, as disappointing as it is, still holds true some four+ years later. Correction, a lot of the information is outright contradictory.

    My car is an original V8/power steering model. I put a PS delete adapter on it; the rest is still original. Will the stock tie rod ends fit in Granada spindles? It's another one of those "nobody seems to actually know" questions.
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    Dood, talk about a threadsurection.....

    From what I understand, the tie rods will fit bit don't directly interchange. I think some companies sell spindle adapters for the tie rods.
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